Study Identifies Operating Room Toxins as Possible COPD Risk Factor

October 23rd 2021, 11:55am


A recent study found that nurses who worked in operating rooms for 15 or more years are 46% to 69% more likely to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) than nurses who had never worked in an operating room.

Research Pinpoints Role of Biomarker in COPD

October 23rd 2021, 1:20am


A report suggests that people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma have a protein in their lungs that leaks a small molecule into their bloodstream that restricts their breathing instead of relaxing their airways.

Does Implementation of a Pulmonary Embolism Diagnostic Strategy Yield Benefits in COPD?

October 14th 2021, 7:02pm


Researchers in Spain investigated whether implementation of a pulmonary embolism diagnostic strategy improved outcomes among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Simple, Low-Cost Tests Can Help Diagnose COPD in China, Study Shows

October 12th 2021, 1:33pm


The study found that a combination of the Chinese symptom-based questionnaire and microspirometry could provide the most efficient and cost-effective way of identifying patients who need treatment for COPD.

Telemonitoring Reduces Some Exacerbation-Related Health Care Use in COPD

October 2nd 2021, 9:46pm


The study aimed to identify the usefulness of telemonitoring to detect and manage acute exacerbation of COPD (AECOPD).

Assessing Potential Biomarkers in COPD to Reduce Corticosteroid, Antibiotic Intake

September 23rd 2021, 8:00pm


A review gives an overview of potential biomarkers in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Study Underscores Importance of Depression Screening, Treatment in COPD

September 20th 2021, 8:27pm


Results of a longitudinal study outline the relationship between depression and patients reported outcomes among those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Study Notes Growing Trends of COPD in Industries and Occupations Across the US

September 18th 2021, 1:00pm


On top of a general rise in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) rates, the study found data suggesting increases not tied to a past history of smoking in several occupations.

Noninvasive Ventilation at Home Reduces Mortality in COPD With CRF

September 15th 2021, 4:00pm


This study explores the association between receiving noninvasive ventilation at home and mortality, hospitalizations, and emergency department visits in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) with chronic respiratory failure (CRF).

Specialized Palliative Care Often More Effective for Advanced COPD, Study Suggests

September 8th 2021, 10:40pm


Symptoms of late-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) were more controlled when patients received palliative care, according to the Swedish study.